Iowa State vs Texas Prediction: Odds, Picks, Best Bets – Tuesday, January 17, 2023

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The Texas Longhorns (15-2, 4-1 Big 12) will try to build on a three-game winning run when visiting the Iowa State Cyclones (13-3, 4-1 Big 12) on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at James H. Hilton Coliseum. This game is at 8:00 PM ET.

Iowa State is a moderate 2.5-point favorite against Texas when the Cyclones square off with the Longhorns on Tuesday. The over/under is 133.5 points for the matchup.

Iowa State vs. Texas Odds

Point Spread for Iowa State vs. Texas

The spread for this matchup is set at 2.5 points, with bookmakers listing Iowa State as the favorite.

Iowa State vs. Texas Moneyline

As for the moneyline, Iowa State has -147 odds to pick up the win, while Texas is listed at +124 to claim victory.


Finally, the total for the game is set at 133.5 points.

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Game Time and How to Watch

  • Game Day: Tuesday, January 17, 2023
  • Game Time: 8:00 PM ET
  • Location: Ames, Iowa
  • Arena: James H. Hilton Coliseum

Iowa State vs. Texas Betting Trends

Iowa State has 11 wins against the spread in 16 games this season. The Cyclones have yet to lose any of the seven games they have been chosen as the favorite in this season. Iowa State’s games this year have eclipsed the over/under five times in 17 opportunities (29.4%).

Against the spread, Texas is 6-11-0 this season. The Longhorns are playing as the moneyline underdog in their first game this season. Texas’ games this season have hit the over 52.9% of the time (nine out of 17 games with a set point total).

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Iowa State vs. Texas Key Players to Watch

Iowa State

Jaren Holmes leads the Cyclones with 12.8 points per game and 3.2 assists, while also putting up 3.3 rebounds. Gabe Kalscheur is averaging 12.5 points, 1.8 assists and 2.4 rebounds per contest. Tamin Lipsey is tops on the Cyclones at 4.8 assists per game, while also putting up 3 rebounds and 6.7 points. Caleb Grill posts a team-best 4.3 rebounds per game. He is also averaging 10.5 points and 1.5 assists, shooting 41.7% from the field and 37.6% from downtown with 2.3 made 3-pointers per contest.


Timmy Allen is the Longhorns’ top rebounder (5.5 per game), and he contributes 10.9 points and 3.7 assists. Jabari Rice is averaging 10.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest, making 45.6% of his shots from the floor and 30.9% from beyond the arc, with 1 treys per contest. The Longhorns get 10.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game from Tyrese Hunter.

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What you need to know about the Iowa State Cyclones

The Cyclones have been led by their defense, as they rank seventh-best in the country by giving up only 57.9 points per game. They rank 204th in college basketball in points scored (70.8 per contest). So far this season, Iowa State is averaging 31 rebounds per game (252nd-ranked in college basketball) and giving up 28.8 rebounds per contest (61st-ranked).

Offensively the Cyclones have performed better in home games this year, posting 75.7 points per game, compared to 62 per game on the road. Iowa State ranks 239th in the nation with 6.9 three-pointers per game this year. Meanwhile, it ranks 96th with a 35.7% shooting percentage from beyond the arc. With 6.8 treys conceded per game, the Cyclones are 132nd in the country. They are allowing a 30% shooting percentage from downtown, which ranks 38th in college basketball.

The Cyclones have a 7-3 record against the spread while finishing 8-2 overall over their last 10 contests. Four of Iowa State’s past 10 contests have hit the over. In its last 10 games, Iowa State has been putting up 69.3 points per contest, an average that’s a little lower than the 70.8 it has scored over the course of the 2022-23 season. Iowa State has been more stingy on defense as of late, allowing 57.7 points per game over its past 10 contests compared to the 57.9 points per game its opponents are averaging on the 2022-23 season.

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What you need to know about the Texas Longhorns

The Longhorns are the 23rd-best squad in the nation in points scored (81.5 per game) and 92nd in points conceded (66). In 2022-23, Texas is 107th in college basketball in rebounds (33.9 per game) and 127th in rebounds conceded (30.2).

Texas makes 7.5 3-pointers per game and shoots 33.2% from beyond the arc, ranking 179th and 231st, respectively, in college basketball. The Longhorns are 111th in college basketball in 3-pointers allowed (6.6 per game) and 147th in 3-point percentage defensively (32.7%).

The Longhorns have gone 9-1 over their past 10 contests, with a 3-7 record against the spread during that span. In its past 10 games, Texas has hit the over seven times. Texas is posting 82.4 points per game in its last 10 games, which is 0.9 more than its average for the season (81.5). The Longhorns are surrendering 70.6 points per contest over their past 10 games, which is 4.6 more points than they are allowing for the season (66).

Iowa State vs. Texas Prediction & Pick

Our pick to win this contest is Iowa State, and we project that Texas will cover the spread (Iowa State -2.5). Finally, we see the scoring in this one going over the posted total of 133.5 points.

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How to bet Iowa State vs. Texas

You can bet on Iowa State vs. Texas at every legal online sportsbook. For more college basketball odds, including moneylines, spreads, over/under totals, check out the latest NCAA lines as well as our guide to the best college basketball betting sites.

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Dan Weiner

Hailing from Atlanta and attending college at the University of Texas, Dan is passionate about sports, particularly college football and soccer. He's a diehard Atlanta pro sports and Texas Longhorns fan. He likes every sport and will watch anything and everything the weirder the better. He joined Betsperts after an 11 year career in television production at ESPN.

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